Carmen was educated in Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Russian and an MA in Business Administration. Throughout the 1990’s, Carmen’s career spanned various theatre companies including The Really Useful Company where she was the Executive Producer. In 2001 Carmen relocated to London and took up the role of Executive Producer at Clear Channel Entertainment. Later she became the Director of the International Production Department for Stage Entertainment, responsible for establishing new territories (including Russia, Italy and France), licensing and programming of 25 theatres across Europe; and overseeing all productions in the UK, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Spain and Russia.
For Stage Entertainment Carmen was also the International Executive Producer of the European premier of Dirty Dancing in Germany and subsequently Holland, the Russian speaking productions of Cats and Mamma Mia! (the first open-ended musicals in Moscow), the German-speaking production of Wicked; the Spanish-speaking production of The Producers; the French-speaking productions of Sam Mendes’ Cabaret at the prestigious Folies Bergere and The Lion King at the Mogodor Theatre in Paris.
In 2008 Carmen returned to Australia to take up the roles of CEO and board member of Global Creatures and since that time has rapidly expanded the organisation and production slate. For Global Creatures, Carmen is the Producer of Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, King Kong, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.